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What's happening in DeSantistan 2.0

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by gator_lawyer, Jun 9, 2023.

  1. gator_lawyer

    gator_lawyer VIP Member

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    It's before the Eleventh Circuit. I tend not to bet on them to do the right thing, but now and then, they surprise. I won't be holding my breath.
     
  2. WestCoastGator

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  3. FutureGatorMom

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    The no bid contracts for friends, the blocking of information on his past travels that tax payers pay for, the assignments of buddies to posts they have no business being in, gerrymandering, and the overall in your face waste of our tax payer dollars have me waiting impatiently for this guy to get out of there.

    Although there will probably be another one just like him ready to take the reins of autocracy.
     
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  4. gtr2x

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    Could be worse, much worse. Matt Gaetz warming up in the bullpen.
    :eek::)
     
  5. FutureGatorMom

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    If he can get past the new investigation into drugs and having sex with a 17 year old. :rolleyes:
     
  6. G8trGr8t

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    How universal vouchers are wrecking Az school systems and big $$ targets legislators to get them approved. Not good.

    https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/19/politics/arizona-private-school-vouchers-invs/index.html
    [COLOR=var(--style-type-primary-1-highest)]And Arizona is hardly alone: universal voucher programs are sweeping Republican-led states, making it one of the right’s most successful efforts to rewrite state policy after decades of setbacks.
    The cause has been bolstered by a small group of billionaires who have quietly spent millions of dollars on election campaigns and lobbying to push vouchers around the country. Supporters argue that the programs give families greater freedom in choosing their children’s schools, and help less affluent kids in failing public schools achieve a better education.
    Critics say the problems in Arizona are a warning of potential dangers as other states follow its lead. “We’re the canary in the coal mine,” said Trevor Nelson, an education activist and a parent in the Paradise Valley district where public schools are closing. “We’re on the front lines, and what happens here is going to dictate what happens in the rest of the country.
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    AFC’s national political arm has spent more than $7 million since 2020 after receiving $3 million from DeVos and her husband, $2 million from TikTok investor Jeff Yass, and $1.75 million from Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his wife, according to IRS records. DeVos and Haslam did not respond to requests for comment, while Yass said in a statement that “school choice is the civil rights issue of our time and I’m excited to see the issue getting the attention it deserves.” AFC said it has also spent an additional $16 million through affiliated state political action committees and other groups.
     
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  7. tampagtr

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    Put another way, working as designed.
     
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  8. tampagtr

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    He's not wrong. Wish relocating were easier

     
  9. philnotfil

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    From the article:
    About a foot and a half of water had fallen across South Florida—not the product of a hurricane or a tropical storm but of a rainstorm, dubbed Invest 90L, a deluge that meteorologists are calling a once-in-200-years event. It was the fourth such massive rainfall to smite southeastern Florida in as many years.
     
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  10. gator_lawyer

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  11. tampagtr

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    Paywalled, but the headline seems interesting

     
  12. gator_lawyer

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    Four paragraphs:
    One of those directives came from a senior aide to DeSantis around September 2023. According to the complaint, the aide told Desguin that the governor — who was running for president at the time — wanted state police to arrest neo-Nazi demonstrators in Orlando under a state law that prohibits people from projecting images on property without permission.

    Desguin argued that state police couldn’t arrest someone engaging in an activity protected by the First Amendment just because DeSantis “desired it,” according to the complaint.

    “I don’t think you understand,” the aide — Alex Kelly, at the time DeSantis’ chief of staff — told Desguin, according to the complaint. “If you look hard enough, you can find a way. The Governor [DeSantis] wants someone arrested today. He will stand by you in any arrest.”

    The pressure campaign alleged in the complaint extended to requests to obtain photos and personal information of migrants without legal justification and to withhold public records related to DeSantis’ travels — and culminated in Desguin being forced out of his post in November 2023, the lawsuit claims.
     
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  13. oragator1

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  14. channingcrowderhungry

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    Bottom of a pint glass
    It's always dudes like this and seldom drag queens. How odd.....
     
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  15. gator_lawyer

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    Drag queens aren't getting caught. We know how inconspicuous they are, with their flamboyant dress and makeup. They just blend into the crowd too easily.
     
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  16. tampagtr

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    Fixing the biggest problem in our state - too much ethics enforcement!

     
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  17. G8tas

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    Stay away from any conservative that preaches that we need to protect our kids. What they're really going is telling us that we need to protect our kids from conservatives because so many of them are groomers
     
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  18. G8trGr8t

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    I wish I could say I was surprised. Something about weaponizing the justice system comes to mind
     
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  19. gator_lawyer

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    If there are constants in the DeSantis administration, they're crony capitalism and hostility to the idea that he is subject to any law that personally inconveniences him, including the Florida and U.S. Constitutions.
     
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  20. Gator515151

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    As a lawyer one would think you would realize Florida is just exercising its 13th amendment rights.

    The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
     
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